Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 11th. Company A
Letter from Richard C. Bridges to his Sister M recounting the bloody summer campaign of 1861 and October 4th offensive against General Meade; mentions adequate food and clothing, but a lack of tents; describes army life for their acquaintances.
Smallpox; Health; Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions; Confederate States of America. Army -- Leaves and furloughs; Confederate States of America. Army -- Recruiting and enlistment;
Thomas discussing the smallpox outbreak & vaccinations in the regiment, his failed attempt for a furlough, his disdain for Colonel Miller, news of 15 year old son, Isaac, joining the Cavalry and rumors of home events.
Books reviewed are: Roger Backhouse, Economists and the Economy: The Evolution of Economic Ideas 1600 to the Present Day Reviewed by Alistair M. Preston; Barber B. Conable, Jr., Congress and the Income Tax Reviewed by Adrianne E. Slaymaker; Edgar...